USAID, UNICEF Donate Hygiene Products for Families of Social Risks

The Organisations of USAID and UNICEF have donated 2,350 packages of hygiene products for families of social risks for protection from the spreading of the coronavirus. Of these, 1,000 packages will be donated to families in Suto Orizari, Skopje, 500 in Trizla, Prilep, 500 in Bajro, Bitola, 250 in Keramidnica, Gostivar and 100 in Crnik, Delcevo. The donation was stored in the premises of the Red Cross of Macedonia in Monim Potok in Skopje, and it was handed over by US Ambassador to Macedonia Kate Marie Byrnes and UNICEF Representative Patrizia di Giovanni, and was accepted by Caretaker PM Oliver Spasovski. “On behalf of the government and the people of North Macedonia, I would like to express gratitude to USAID and UNICEF for their assistance in our efforts to respond to COVID-19. For families living in substandard conditions, packages with hygienic products have been prepared and will be distributed in cooperation with Red Cross teams,” Spasovski said. US Ambassador Byrnes commended UNICEF for supporting the efforts in Macedonia for tackling the COVID-19 crisis. “I am honoured to join with UNICEF and the government in acknowledging the work of the Red Cross and its volunteers who selflessly give of themselves to help in the COVID-19 response efforts. I also want to thank the Government of North Macedonia and the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy for leading efforts to work with vulnerable populations and communities during this crisis, and as part of their day-to-day efforts,” Ambassador Byrnes said. UNICEF Representative Patrizia di Giovanni said, on behalf of UNICEF, that she is proud of the collaboration with their partners in combating this situation and providing aid to people who live in sub-standard conditions.